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Make a holiday rental property or villa in Asti, Italy your home away from home

Asti is a beautiful city in Piedmont, Italy, which has been completely overlooked by tourists, and remains one of the most staggering, unspoilt cities in Italy. Few places in Italy remain untouched by the influence of mass tourism, yet this beautiful town remains gloriously natural, unspoilt and authentic. Although it is best known for its Asti wines, there is so much more to discover.

Things to do in Asti, Italy

The oldest of Italy’s famous Palio horse races occurs through the streets of Asti. Dating back to the 13th century, the Asti Palio occurs on the third Sunday in September, with the parties, processions and pageantry starting on the Thursday. This is a magnificent time to be staying in a self catering Asti holiday rental, and the best time to really immerse yourself in the unspoilt, authentic excitement of an Italian festival. Horses and jockeys in the race represent the different districts of the town, and each district takes the support of their rider very seriously, further adding to the electric atmosphere that blankets the town during the festival. There are in fact a huge range of festivals and events throughout the summer months in Asti. June, July and August see a great range of theatrical, musical and dance festivals whilst September is an extravaganza of culture, with Asti wine festivals, medieval feasts and of course, the Palio.

Although many visitors still take Asti accommodation in an attempt to locate the fabled hidden gold of Asti, further clues to its whereabouts are very hard to come by. Legend has it that the Romany King, Kopi Kennana, had treasure of immeasurable wealth buried with him in the River Po. The rest of the town does hide a great range of historic treasures though. There are some 120 medieval towers scattered throughout Asti, as well as elegant renaissance palaces, broad boulevards and charming chapels which date back centuries.

Asti is also a gastronomic hotspot. The famous sparkling Asti wines are readily available throughout the town, from the gourmet restaurants to the atmospheric cafes, and the regions truffles are some of the most sought after in the whole of Italy. There are two separate weekly food markets to enjoy, held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, selling all manner of produce.

The countryside that surrounds Asti is perfectly unspoilt, and attracts walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers from all corners of Europe to explore the secluded, natural surroundings.

Places to visit on holiday in Asti, Italy

Turin is a wonderful city to explore, especially if you take the time on your way to or from the airport from your self catering Asti holiday rental villa. The gracious buildings and elegant atmosphere make Turin a real delight to explore, but it is the enormous wealth of beautiful baroque masterpieces, fine restaurants and rich culture that really excite visitors to Turin.

Travel to Asti, Italy

Reaching a holiday rental property in Asti is relatively straight forward from the UK. There are regular British Airways and Ryanair flights to Turin Airport (TRN), which arrive from London, Bristol (BRS) and Dublin (DUB). From Turin, the 110km journey can be completed by train, with 4 hourly services connecting the two cities.

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                                                                                                      Beautiful villa set in the middle of the most amazing countrysie

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                                                                                                      The villa is a refurbished farmhouse but that understates its grandeur. The size of the property take a while to get your head around. The pool was perfect as was the location. The host was extremely helpful but kept out of our way. Perfect for a family getaway.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Superbo, excellente. Magnificent, a Gem of a find.The owner Irena is brilliant.

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                                                                                                      We were met by Irena on arrival with wine, Cheese and Ham. A fantastic host who was invisable but there whenever you wanted information. We left 2 weeks later after a wonderful relaxing holiday. The initial plan was to use the villa as a base with a party of 6. However the villa was enchanting with a fantastic swimming pool and sunbathing area which kept my 15 year old daughter and friend happy, my 22 year old son and his girlfriend happy and most importantly my wife happy. This place is an absolute gem of a find. This combined with the trips out to the local vin yards ( which again are fantastic) drinking Asti in Asti and having some of the best Pizza I have ever had. Made it a holiday of a lifetime where I did not have to put a lot of effort in. My son and his girlfriend went of to Florence for one of the weekends by train from Asti (15 min drive) My sister flew in for a few days, landing in Turin or rather as I found out Torino airport. (Less than an hour drive). Torino is a must visit with the architecture, shops and cafes. The Mole for the lift experience. Within an hour there is a very large outlet which also has Gucci ( much to the misfortune of my bank account). Closer to the villa we have Bra, Asti and Alba with the surrounding villages inc Barolo ( best red in Italy). To be honest there was loads more to explore but the Villa and pool made days out not so appealing. The local town has two supermarkets for the essentials and some lovely places to eat. The place to go for pizza is the Blue Rose. Packed every night with the local populous and others from further a field. The Local vin yard do a great meal on Fridays especially with a large buffet type spread as well as meals. But I am forgetting the villa. We had the bedroom with the balcony. We sat out and had tea every morning and sundowners at night. The bathrooms are all superb. I noticed that there were radiators in all rooms for winter visitors, but more importantly A/C in the bedrooms for the summer. The kitchen is well set up for self catering. The dining room is large but we mostly eat outside. The whole villa is decorated luxury, quircky and even a little decedant and will suit all tastes. The swimming pool used salt rather than Chorine so no dry skin or sore eyes. In fact I can say the best pool water I have ever been in and lit up in the night was a great experience. The jacuzzi was used once and the kids loved it but the pool always won. Irena it was a pleasure xxxxxxx
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017